Gallium Nitride: A Brilliant Semiconductor

17 Apr 2018

Lectures organised by NDMS, the local professional society affiliated to IOM3 serving the materials community in South-East Wales.

Newport & District Materials Society Lecture

Professor David Wallis - Chair in Compound Semiconductors, Universities of Cardiff and Cambridge & EPSRC Manufacturing Fellow

Semiconductors such as Silicon are the corner stone of modern technology and over the last 60 years have transformed our lives. Gallium Nitride (GaN) is a new type of semiconductor that is enabling a revolution in the performance of such devices and delivering higher efficiency, higher power and new functionality. Therefore GaN devices are providing solutions to some of the most pressing challenges faced by humanity today, including global warming. This presentation will describe some of the amazing properties of GaN and discuss some of the research activities that are making these devices a reality and enabling their amazing potential to be realised.

Prof. David Wallis of the Universities of Cardiff and Cambridge will describe some of the amazing properties of Gallium Nitride that are enabling a revolution in the world if semiconductors. Has Silicon had its chips?


5.30pm - tea & coffee

6.00pm - lecture

Free buffet and networking to follow.


Please RSVP to Nick Webb


Free Parking is available.



Venue and booking

Event Location: 
Room T/2.09 Trevithick Building
Cardiff University School of Engineering
14-17 The Parade
CF24 3AA
United Kingdom
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